Monday, May 23, 2011
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President Tamara Peterson called the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Bloomingdale Elementary School District 13 to order on Monday, May 23, 2011 in the district office at 7:02 p.m.

Roll Call
Present: Mrs. Diane Birkley, Mrs. Fina Klco, Mrs. Susan Lancaster, Mr. Terry McKeown, Mrs. Linda Wojcicki, Ms. Tamara Peterson

Absent: Mr. Cary Moreth

Others Present: Dr. Kim Perkins, Dr. Linda Schielke, Alison Braun, Joanne Brinceanu, Mark Dwyer, Nicole Guerine, Sharon Jensen, Leah Mirante, Kim Paprocki, Karen Petelle, Kim Paleczny, Nicole Schmidt, Peggy Schmuldt, Justine Albig, Lisa Domino, Julie Gajewski, Gina Gattuso, Stacy Johnson, John Markgraf, Betsy Niemiec, Sue Noren, Janeen Volkman, Elaine Alex, Laura Dulian, Jeremy Gabriel, Debbie Kling, Deyana Matt, Dawn Reich, Al Sparks, Laurie Spejcher, Teddie Torney, Karl Volkman, Heidi Weeks, Nancy Green, Fred Louderman, Dina Moreth, Donna Palandri, Amy Kedzior, Ryan Anderson, Mark Stamatakos, Alyssa Moreth, James Palmer, Mari Colucci, Joseph Palandri, Nico Mirandola, Kathy Ogden

President Peterson welcomed all visitors in attendance, and commented how much the Board looks forward to the yearly school improvement plan presentations.

Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the Consent Agenda Items which included: the Minutes from the special meeting held 5-2-11; Approval of Bills in the Education Fund for $110,564.24, the Operations and Maintenance Fund for $44,143.33, Debt Service Fund for $500.00, Transportation Fund for $60,309.01, Payroll (5-10-11) for $400,458.62 as shown in F.D. 5/23/11-1; the Fund Balance Report as shown in F.D. 5/23/11-2, the Balance Sheet as shown in F.D. 5/23/11-3; the Revenue Report as shown in F.D.5/23/11-4; the Expenditure Report as shown in F.D. 5/23/11-5; the Activity Report as shown in F.D. 5/23/11-6; the Employment of Matthew Lents as summer custodian effective 5-9-11 for a salary of $9.30/hr., the Resignation of Stephanie Doherty as a paraprofessional at Westfield effective 4-19-11; a Personal Illness Leave for Denise Irving at Westfield effective 5-5-11 through 5-16-11; a Transfer for Carissa Frieri from paraprofessional at Westfield to substitute teacher effective 5-5-11; a Rehire for Brian Hess as summer custodian effective 5-11-11; Extra Duty Assignments for 2011-2012.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Klco, Birkley, Lancaster, McKeown, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 - 0

Superintendent’s Report
Westfield teacher Mark Stamatakos along with 8th grade social studies’ students, James Palmer, Mari Colucci, Alyssa Moreth, Joseph Palandri, and Nico Mirandola, presented findings from their research on the 20th Century record of millions of deaths resulting from wars. With the aid of a PowerPoint presentation, the students delivered their views on how this could be prevented in the future. The students did an excellent job compiling their surveys and questions, then delivering their findings to the Board.

The three school improvement teams gave their annual presentations to the Board each using a different method to highlight work done this school year. The computer-generated programs by Erickson and Westfield, as well as DuJardin’s creative depiction of five “case studies” gave a clear snapshot into the work being done by staff and students. Each presentation demonstrated students actively being engaged in the learning process. Various tools are used to enhance students’ reading, writing, and math skills. Each presentation proudly shared the accomplishments, goals, and improvement in student assessment results. Congratulations and thanks went to each school!

Amanda Schoenberg and Samia Hefferan (Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Special Education Coordinator, respectively) were introduced to the audience. These administrators will begin their employment in the district with the start of the 2011-2012 school year.

The Board took a three-minute break before continuing with the agenda.

Board Reports and Requests

Board "Salutes"
The following people received a “salute” from one or more board members and/or the superintendent/assistant superintendent for their contributions to the Bloomingdale School District community: Parents and community members who have served in instructional support roles this year: Kim Paprocki, Gina Gattuso, Laurie Spejcher, Ryan Anderson, Larry Janis, Karen Stancil, Mark Worcester, David Wrobel, Margaret Sieka; Westfield teacher Heidi Weeks for receiving an $800 EcoLab grant for instructional classroom materials for next school year; Mark Stamatakos and participating eight grade students who made a presentation to the Board; and Erickson, DuJardin, and Westfield school improvement teams.

Freedom of Information Act
Dr. Perkins reported on a FOIA request received since the last board meeting. Mr. Jim Vodak requested copies of the intergovernmental agreement with the Illinois Gas Cooperative (IGC), and the energy savings agreement with Vanguard. Mrs. Ogden responded to Mr. Vodak’s FOIA request by supplying the appropriate information.

Treasurer’s Bond (F.D. 5/23/11-7)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the naming of Janis Prehn as school treasurer and authorize the Board President and Secretary to sign the required affirmation from the DuPage ROE.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Klco, Birkley, Lancaster, McKeown, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

IASB Membership Renewal (F.D. 5/23/11-8)
A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve renewal of its membership in the Illinois Association of School Boards for the coming year.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: McKeown, Klco, Birkley, Lancaster, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Final Approval of ESP Salaries for 2011-12 (F.D. 5/23/11-9)
A motion was made by Mrs. Wojcicki and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to approve the Educational Support Personnel salaries for FY12 as presented and shown in F.D. 5/23/11-9.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Wojcicki, Birkley, Klco, Lancaster, McKeown, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

These raises represent a 1.35% increase to all employees not currently participating in the retirement plan.

Award Capital Outlay Equipment Bids (F.D. 5/23/11-10)
A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to approve the capital outlay equipment bids as presented in Mrs. Prehn’s memo and shown in F.D. 5/23/11-10).

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Klco, Wojcicki, Birkley, Lancaster, McKeown, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Contractor Recommendations for Capital Projects Work (F.D. 5/23/11-11)
A motion was made by Mrs. Lancaster and seconded by Mrs. Klco to approve the contractor recommendations as outlined in Mr. Leyden’s memo and shown in F.D. 5/23/11-11).

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: Lancaster, Klco, Birkley, McKeown, Wojcicki, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 – 0

Review FY12 Budget for Funds 2, 3, 4, 7 & 8
The Board reviewed the preliminary budget for the Operations & Maintenance, Debt Service, Transportation, Working Cash, and Tort Funds for fiscal year 2012. While a number of issues have impacted the budget projections, it is our hope to still maintain a balanced budget. The Board will review a draft of the budget for the education and retirement funds at its June meeting.

First Reading of Board Policy Revision
The Board reviewed a revision to our bullying policy as recommended by the Parent-Teacher Discipline Advisory Committee for the district. The policy was crafted by the DuPage County Anti-Bullying Task Force with the hope of more effectively addressing the issue of bullying, with all school districts in the county following the same procedures.

2011 IASB Conference Planning
Dr. Perkins shared with the Board new registration procedures for the November Triple I Conference. Mrs. Ogden will complete the registration process as soon as materials are made available on June 6.

Administrative Salary Recommendations for FY12
Board members reviewed the administrative salary recommendations for 2011-2012. This will be an action item at the Board’s June meeting.

Topics for Future Agendas
The following topics were suggested as future agenda items:

Board members were encouraged to attend the eighth grade exploratory workshop as well as the honors assembly.

For Information
Informational items included:

Closed Session
A motion was made by Mr. McKeown and seconded by Mrs. Wojcicki to enter into closed session at 9:30 p.m. for the purpose of discussing litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular District has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the District finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall be recorded and entered into the closed session minutes. 5ILCS 120/2(c)(11); and for the purpose of discussing the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the District or legal counsel for the district, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee or against legal counsel for the District to determine its validity. 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1), as amended by P.A. 93-0057.

Roll Call Vote

Ayes: McKeown, Wojcicki, Birkley, Klco, Lancaster, Peterson
Nays: None
Motion Carried: 6 - 0

The Board returned to regular session at 10:05 p.m.

A motion was made by Mrs. Klco and seconded by Mrs. Birkley to adjourn the meeting. Voice Vote: all ayes

The meeting was adjourned at 10:06 p.m.

Tamara J. Peterson, President
Linda Wojcicki, Secretary